Ozcat Radio has lived along Vallejo’s old Sperry Mill tracks since our first year.
When we moved out of our old building, we moved to the other side of the tracks. (We didn’t find either side to be the “wrong side of the tracks.”)
Over the years, we have seen how much foot traffic goes down and over these tracks. There are well-established walking patterns, so our Yellow Brick Road Project has tried to make our section of the tracks a nicer walk.
As you could imagine we’re aghast at the idea to make these rails active again, four times a week, for 50-car ore and cement trains taking 4 to 5 minutes to cross each of 20 at-grade crossings through the North-South axis of Vallejo. Since most people are only aware of the tracks as a minor driving annoyance, I thought a visual tour would be in order. Nothing fancy, handheld, sometimes distracted, but you’ll get the idea.
Let’s follow the tracks. First South to the Sperry Mill site.
Then, starting back at Ozcat radio, let’s follow the tracks the other way.